Striving For The Luxury Liner – Vol 5 Chapter 3

Here’s the chapter, enjoy~

Chapter 3 – Viking and a Long-awaited Cigarette


“It’s almost time for dinner, a buffet; I’m looking forward to it.”

“Ines, Felicia, shall we get going?”


When we arrived in front of the restaurant, all the Girasole members were there. Carla-san, in particular, looked like she couldn’t wait to get going and glanced around the restaurant. It looks like Alessia-san was taking a bath, as she said. She’s looking so hot.

“I’m sorry to keep you waiting. Shall we buy the meal ticket?”

We each bought a meal ticket from the ticket machine and entered the restaurant. We decided to buy a meal ticket for Rimu and Fuu-chan as well since they eat a lot.

When we entered the restaurant, there were many tables, and we could see a lot of dishes lined up at the back of the tables. Thinking calmly, I wonder how those dishes were made and how they were served… It makes me scared, so I switch my attention to the dishes.

“Everyone, there are a lot of plates here. All you have to do is take a plate and choose one of the dishes lined up over there. First, you should take a few different dishes and find something you like. If you have any questions or concerns, just let me know.”

As soon as I say my words, they pick up their plates and scatter to choose their dishes. Alessia-san doesn’t hesitate to secure more fried shrimp. Roast pork is also popular.

“Wataru-san, do you pour the liquid on the side of this salad?”

“Yes, that’s right. There are many different flavors, so please find the one you like best, Dorothea-san.”

“Fufu, there are many kinds of sauces to put on salads, aren’t there?”

“Oh, everyone, this area is for dessert, so it is better to eat it last.”

It seems that hearing the word “dessert” has conversely caught their interest. Although they don’t take it, they check the dessert to eat it later. They’ve got a strong sweet tooth. I teach them basic eating manners, and I start to eat my own meal.

First, white rice, miso soup with pickles, sashimi, fried shrimp, teriyaki tsukune, roast pork… it’s extravagant. I prepare the same food for Rimu and take my seat, excited to have white rice after a long while.

I take a bite of the pickles and eat the white rice. After chewing it well, I sip the miso soup… Ahhhhh, I like cup noodles, but I also feel that proper Japanese food is heartwarming. Sashimi with soy sauce and wasabi, and then I eat it… Mmm, I can’t get enough of it.

“Ufufu, you look so happy, Wataru-san.”

“Yes, Ilma-san, it’s been a long time since I’ve had a taste of my hometown, so I’m very happy.”

“I see. But that’s raw fish, right? Are you okay with that?”

“Yes, I know it’s a little strange. In my hometown, we are thoroughly concerned about freshness and safety, so you can eat it safely and deliciously.”

Huh? Is it okay to eat the sashimi that comes from a skill? I feel uneasy about a lot of things, but I’ve already eaten it, let’s enjoy the food.

“Hmm, I’m curious but scared. Is eating with those two sticks normal in Wataru-san’s hometown?”

“Yes, it’s called chopsticks, but once you get used to it, it’s easier to eat with them.”

“Wataru-san’s hometown must be a strange place.”

“Maybe so.”

Yeah, I think Ilma-san suspects a lot of things. Well, that’s what happens when you see the facilities on the ferry. The members of Girasole know a lot of things, so it’s a little late for that, isn’t it? If they ask, I’ll just answer.

Unusually, I’m not distracted by Ilma-san’s sex appeal and continue eating. The teriyaki is delicious. The roast pork is delicious, too. What should I eat next?

“I guess there’s nothing I can say right now. Let’s talk about it next time, okay?”


“Now I’m going to pick out some more dishes. Did Rimu like anything?”

“I liked everything.”

“You liked them all; that’s good. What do you want to choose now?”

“I’ll just go with Wataru.”

Next… we’ll have a salad. I’m not sure about the dressing, Japanese or Caesar dressing, but I’ll go with Caesar dressing. I’d also like to try the seafood gratin and some soft bread.

Mmm, yummy, and I definitely prefer the softer bread. After finishing all the things I was interested in, I looked around.

Most of the members are eating bread. I guess they feel strange eating rice. But Carla-san is having a “mapo-don” (a bowl of rice topped with bean-curd soup) with rice. It looks like something the Japanese would do.

Claretta-san seems to be taking her time to taste a small portion and think about how to make it.

“Ines, Felicia, is the meal suitable for your palate?”

“It’s very tasty. Especially this miso soup? It tastes good once you get used to it.”

I’m kind of glad that miso soup has been accepted.

“Master, I think it’s delicious too. I like the salted yakisoba noodles.”

“Yes, I’m glad you like it. Eat a lot.”


“Wataru-san, I’d like to enjoy some drinks.”

“Hmm? Please wait a minute…”

What should I do? There is no staff and… I look down at the counter, which is usually where the staff is. Whoa, there’s alcohol, there’s a slot to put in the fee, and we can buy it here.

There’s beer, cold sake, and wine in the cold storage. Beer is also in bottles. There’s a difference in the details.

“I think you can buy it here, Alessia-san. It looks like you have to pay for it and take it out from here. They have beer, wine, and cold sake.”

“Thank you, Wataru-san. Dorothea, Ilma, Marina, what do you want?”

“Ufufu, there are so many different dishes; let’s buy all of them and try each one.”

“I agree with Ilma.”

“Me too.”

“Then let’s do that. Let’s have a lot of snacks and a lot of drinks.”

They immediately returned to their seats, and Alessia-san and the others started drinking beer with deep-fried octopus… I wonder if people in this world eat octopuses? They also ate takoyaki, so it’s okay, right?

Hmm, in my opinion, alcohol is not a thing at a buffet, but I guess it’s different when you can afford it.

If anything, I feel closer to Carla-san, who is going back and forth between the food and the table. Claretta-san has the eyes of a researcher, something different.

While I was choosing the dishes, Fuu-chan came up to me.

“What’s wrong? Do you want to eat with us, Fuu-chan?”


Marina-san sat down and started drinking, so she decided to eat with us. This is quite a good decision.

“I see. Do you mind if it is the same thing as Rimu? Is there anything you want?”

“…The same…”

I took the same things as Rimu and put them in front of Fuu-chan. At the table, Rimu and Fuu-chan are trying their best to eat their food… Cute.

After a few more bites, the remaining time is 20 minutes, so I call out to them.

“Everyone, it’s almost time. If you want to eat something or have dessert, please go get it.”

I call out to them and go get dessert myself. The ice cream, waffles, and cut cakes are a big hit with Ines, Felicia, Rimu, and Fuu-chan. Carla-san, seated next to me, is also eating dessert with a twinkle in her eye.

She was even more delighted when I showed her how to make the classic waffle with ice cream on top.

“Wataru-san, do you know how to make this cake? It is very delicious, and I would be very happy if you could teach me.”

“A cake…? I don’t know if it’s the original one. I don’t have the ingredients for home use either, and I don’t know the quantities. If you don’t use the right amount of ingredients, it will be a mess, after all…”

“Is that so…? That’s unfortunate.”

Wow, she looks so sad… Can’t I do something about it? Ah, I wonder if there is a recipe in a magazine or something? And I think the luxury liner also had a library and a bookstore…

“Claretta-san, it’s not going to happen anytime soon, but maybe we can work something out sooner or later?”


“Yes, I can’t say for sure, but do you remember how I said I wanted a more expensive ship?”

“Yes, because I thought this ship was expensive enough.”

I think you are absolutely right. Five hundred platinum coins are 50 billion yen. In fact, I think I could build a mansion or something in this world and hire a lot of maids.

It would be nice to live in a mansion with a beautiful, big-breasted maid who will gently serve you… but it seems that Creator God-sama is expecting a luxury cruise ship. Yes, I should hire a maid on a luxury liner.

“Wataru-san, is something wrong?”

“No, it’s nothing. Hahaha. Well, on that expensive ship, there is a bookstore or library. If there is a cookbook there, it might be listed.”

“Really? Can I have a look?”

“Yes, but it would take a while to buy one, and I can’t say for sure that there are cookbooks there…”

Well, it’s been a long voyage, and there are a lot of people who enjoy cooking, so I’m sure there are. Even if there aren’t cookbooks, there could be a cooking section in a women’s magazine. If I could find more to look for, there would be at least one cake recipe.

“Thank you. I look forward to it.”

“It might not be there, so please don’t get mad at me when it happens, okay?”

“Fufu, of course, I won’t be angry. I might cry because of sadness, though…”

“I’ll pray so that we can find it. It’s about time. Everyone, please get ready to leave.”


“Wataru-san, can I have a drink at the vending machine corner after this?”

“Yes, of course.”

“Thank you, Wataru-san. Everyone, Wataru-san said we can have a drink at the vending machine corner after this.”

“That’s great. They have a good selection of drinks and snacks there.”

“I like shochu.”

Alessia-san, Dorothea-san, Marina-san, and Ilma-san seem to want to drink more… Well, I only drank alcohol occasionally… but I wonder if it will be okay from now on…

I kind of have an image of an uncle drinking alcohol at the vending machine corner. If these beauties were drinking alcohol at a vending machine corner in Japan, there would be a crowd.

It would be the highest-selling vending machine corner in Japan.

We sat down at a table in the vending machine corner right after we left the restaurant and started drinking happily. I hear that Carla-san and Claretta-san are going to have a drink this time, too.

“Ines and Felicia want a drink too?”

“”Is it okay?””

”Yes, but don’t drink too much, okay?”


I wanted to be lovey-dovey with them tonight. I felt sorry for them when they looked like they wanted to drink like that. I’ll have a few drinks, too, then we’ll take a walk around the ship.

I bought beer and edamame and put them on the table.

“Wataru-san, these are delicious.”

“Grilled onigiri, huh? I like it, too. Did the food at the restaurant and the vending machine suit your palate, Carla-san?”

“Yes, it was very tasty. Thank you, Wataru-san.”

“I’m glad you liked it.”

But after eating so much buffet food, she still eats grilled onigiri… 

“Wataru-san, this ship is amazing; the rooms are lovely, the bath, the food, and the drinks are great.”

“Hahaha, but, Alessia-san. Be sure you don’t drink too much.”

“I know, I know. I’m fine.”

Saying that, she gulped down one cup… That’s not good. There are going to be a lot of people with hangovers tomorrow.

The women’s yukatas start to get disheveled as they drink and frolic… Let’s not worry about getting a hangover; they can drink more… I also drink my beer slowly, enjoying the sight before me.

With the revealing chest and the visible cleavage, I thought I was in heaven.

After two beers and a bottle of shochu, I feel light and comfortable, so I put Rimu on my head and take a walk on the ferry. The ladies are still going to drink more.

As I wandered aimlessly around the ship, I saw a vending machine… I wanted a cup of coffee, but I completely forgot about it. I bought the canned coffee, and now I saw a cigarette vending machine…

What should I do? I used to be a light smoker, only smoking two or three cigarettes a day, and I’d completely forgotten about them since I came to another world… Canned coffee and cigarettes… It would be delicious if two things I haven’t had in a long time overlapped.

I easily give in to desire and buy cigarettes. I go out on the deck and light a cigarette with the daily life magic… It’s kind of cool, isn’t it? I feel the smoke of a cigarette that I haven’t had in a while seep into my brain… It’s so good. I enjoy my first smoke in a long time with a can of coffee.

Basking in the sea breeze, smoking a cigarette, it’s a scene that looks like something out of a movie. The dark sea and the sound of the waves give it a hard-boiled atmosphere… I think. Though, I have a slime on top of my head.

It was good, but I’ll have to wait for the next smoke for the time being. Even though there are people who dislike the smell, and there are some beastman in the ladies’ group, too, I have to be careful with the smell.

Oh, I can watch a movie now, what kind of movie can I watch? It’s getting exciting.


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4 thoughts on “Striving For The Luxury Liner – Vol 5 Chapter 3

      1. If you can vape instead of smoking, what’s the difference beyond the less health impact? Asking as someone who smoked just once decades ago and never tried it after. There are people who are called a lightweight regarding alcohol, right? I’m the same with cigarettes. To the point of nausea and vomiting.


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